Monday, 10 May 2010

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

One of my favourite TV programmes is called Extrem Makeover: Home Edition. It's an American TV programme which in Spain is shown on Nova channel, Mondays to Fridays at 3.00 p.m. It's a reality television series providing home renovations for deserving families, horted by Ty Pennington. In Spain we have our own version which is called "Esta casa era una ruina".

The programme is about one team of designers who builds a house in seven days for a family. The team is formed by Ty Pennington (host and design team leader), and four designers more who chance every program. The most usual designers are: Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis, Tracy Hutson, Tanya McQueen, Micheal Moloney, Ed Sanders, Preston Sharp, Eduardo Xol and John Littlefield. The team travels through the 52 States of America helping the family with more problems in each state. The family always has serious problems with their house that occasionally is partially destroyed and there is a possibility of collapsing. A lot of times the family has a family member witha disease and this is the reason why they can't fix up their house, because the haven't got enough money. (In America there is not a Social Security, they have to pay huge hospital bills). But sometimes they need help because they have had problems with a natural disaster or they have just had problems in their lives.

The programme has three different parts. In the first part, Ty presents the family with a video where they explain their story. For me that is the hardest part of the program because you can see all what is happening and how much they are struggling to move forward. There is always a really heartbreaking story. Then, the team meets the family and the parents show the house to Ty. Meanwhile, each member of the team talks with a member of the family about what they want in their room. Later, the family goes on holidays for a week.

In the second part, the team destroys the house. Each programme has an amazing and totally original (and diferent too) form to destroy the house. It's absolutely great! Later, they start to build a house. The house is special for each family. The shape, the size and all the other things despend on the needs of this family. Ty has a "special project" on every programme, which is so funny because he doesn't let anyone pass and all the team tries to see what he is doing. For their part, each member of the team decorates one room. This room is special for the person who sleeps there. They decorates awesome rooms.

And in the last part, the family comes back home. They arrive by limo and there is a bus so that the family can't see the house. Then, all the people scream: "Move that bus!" and they see their new house. I love it when they see their rooms. It's so exciting to see their faces. Finally, the family thanks the team and the programme ends.

In my opinion, this programme is amazing. I really enjoy it because it has a little bit of everything. It has really touching stories but has funny moments too. It's a really entertaining programme and I'm sure all the people can enjoy it. I think what most people like are the breathtaking houses that they build. It is definitely worth seeing!

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